Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Thursday, Nov. 14

by KFFL Staff on November 14, 2013 @ 10:33:08 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jason Campbell | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Jason Campbell (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 13.

It looks like Campbell will play. Despite Campbell's solid play so far, look elsewhere if you need a starting quarterback at this juncture.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (shoulder) and QB Jay Cutler (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 11. LS Patrick Mannelly (calf), DE Shea McClellin (hamstring) and DT Jeremiah Ratliff (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

QB | Matt Flynn | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Matt Flynn (elbow) said that he was dealing with an elbow issue during training camp but is fully healthy now.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio said that QB Peyton Manning (ankle) did participate in the team's walk-through Wednesday, Nov. 13. Manning is expected to play in Week 11.

Manning looks to be good to go and needs to be in your starting lineups in Week 11.

QB | Case Keenum | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he isn't committed to QB Case Keenum starting the rest of the team's regular season games. "He has to continue to play well to stay in there," Kubiak said.

The Texans are in the midst of a lost season, so we doubt Matt Schaub will get another chance unless Keenum tanks in a few games or is injured. Keenum isn't a bad midrange QB1 if you're starter is injured or on bye.

QB | Terrelle Pryor | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (knee) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

This will be something to watch as the week goes on. Even if he can go, he likely will be limited. Look elsewhere if you have better options.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.


Running Back

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (thumb) admitted he has played with a broken thumb since Week 2.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) saw a limited role in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said Wednesday, Nov. 13, that the team was trying to keep Tate fresh for third downs with the Cardinals blitzing frequently.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday, Nov. 13, that RB Arian Foster (back) will have surgery Thursday, Nov. 14, in California.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (knee) took part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13, as a limited participant.

Lynch has either missed practice, or been a limited participant, each Wednesday this season. However, he hasn't missed any game time. If you're a fantasy owner, you know the drill by now. Keep him active.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (ankle) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Gore has been listed on the injury report frequently, but he has not missed any game action. If you depend upon him normally for fantasy purposes, keep him in your active lineup.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Mathews' hammy injury clearly isn't serious enough from keeping him out in Week 11 against the Miami Dolphins. The 'Phins were gashed by a patchwork Tampa Bay Buccaneers backfield last week and have been one of the worst units at stopping the run all season. This makes Mathews a strong play as an RB2 or flex.

RB | Chris Ogbonnaya | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Ogbonnaya has more upside than Willis McGahee, but he's still technically No. 2 on the running back depth chart. He's a desperation flex play in the deepest of leagues.

RB | Willis McGahee | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Willis McGahee (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 13.

McGahee is virtually useless this year, averaging less than three yards per carry. If you're starting him, you better be extremely desperate. He's better left on the waiver wire.

RB | Steven Jackson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

RB | Chris Ivory | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Despite continuing to split time with Bilal Powell, Ivory is the better point-per-reception option as a flex play. The matchup against the Buffalo Bills this weekend is a plus, too.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring, knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 13.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13. Jones-Drew was given the day off.

RB | Trent Richardson | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson allegedly has a sex tape that is being shopped around the internet. Richardson nor his representatives have commented on the origins or veracity of the rumored sex tape. He has just 88 rushes for 250 yards for a 2.8 yards per carry mark in his time with the Colts and has scored just two touchdowns on the year.

This is the last thing Richardson needs in the midst of his down year and lack of production after being traded to Indianapolis. Perhaps it motivates him down the stretch?

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said the team sees RBs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson as No. 1 running backs and both will see playing time. Marrone said the team will favor the running back that is more productive during games.

It is not known how the team will divide the playing time among the two running backs, but Spiller and Jackson should be in the starting lineup most weeks for owners.


Wide Receiver

WR | Nate Burleson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
The Detroit Lions don't plan on playing WR Nate Burleson (arm) in the team's Week 11 game, even though he feels like he is fully recovered.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (groin) is out of practice Thursday, Nov. 14.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) is out of practice again Thursday, Nov. 14.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh would not rule out the possibility of WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') coming off the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list to make his regular season debut in Week 11. The team has an open spot on the 53-man roster, but might need it for another position due to injuries. "I'm not going to make any predictions today on who that is, but we've been encouraged by (Crabtree's) progress and there's other options as well."

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (hip) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

WR | Mario Manningham | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Mario Manningham (knee) was able to take part in a limited practice session Wednesday, Nov. 13.

WR | Quinton Patton | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Quinton Patton (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 13, and he has already been ruled out for the Week 11 game against the New Orleans Saints.

WR | Andre Roberts | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Andre Roberts (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

WR | Michael Floyd | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

WR | Eddie Royal | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Royal has been playing despite not practicing the last month, so don't be discouraged by his practice status. His involvement in the passing game has been minimal since the emergence of Keenan Allen, however. Consider Royal a weak flex play against the Miami Dolphins in Week 11.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
Although all indications point to WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) returning to play in Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills, he continues to hesitate to declare himself ready. "At this point it's still day by day. Inching a lot closer to playing and I just have to get the green light from the trainers," Holmes said. "I can say 'yeah, I want to play' but the production on the field with practice and through the rehab stuff has to be drastically improved to give me the green light." Holmes last played Sept. 25 and has 10 catches for 243 yards and a touchdown on the season.

Holmes should be picked up if he's available in your league, even if you don't have the intention of starting him this week. He had his best game against the Bills earlier this year, for what it's worth. He'll be a somewhat risky flex play this week because of the chances that he'll be limited if he plays.

WR | Vincent Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

WR | Cecil Shorts | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 13.

WR | Donnie Avery | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Avery could be a sneaky play this weekend against the Denver Broncos, but the fact that Dwayne Bowe will be active limits him to a flex option in deeper leagues.

WR | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Now that we know Dwayne Bowe will play in Week 11 against the Denver Broncos, McCluster is a weak flex play in point-per-reception formats this weekend.

WR | Wes Welker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Welker wasn't much of a factor in Week 10, but he could be more involved this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs. He needs to be in your starting lineups.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

The shoulder is a new injury for White. There is nothing to indicate he will not play this week, but may see a lot of Darrelle Revis. If you have a better option, it may be a smart move to go in that direction this week.

WR | Stephen Hill | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill (foot, knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Santonio Holmes and Kellen Winslow back this weekend against the Buffalo Bills, Hill's value should drop off significantly enough for him to be a non-factor in the team's passing plans. Leave him on the waiver wire.

WR | Jeremy Kerley | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Kerley is dealing with a dislocated elbow and is very unlikely to return this weekend. Leave him to the waiver wire.

WR | Riley Cooper | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

WR | Jerome Simpson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson will likely play in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks despite being charged with a third-degree driving while intoxicated. However, head coach Leslie Frazier won't say whether Simpson will start in the game. Simpson could also face further discipline for violating the terms of his probation following a September 2011 arrest for a drug-related offense. WR Cordarrelle Patterson could be involved more if the Vikes choose to limit Simpson's availability.

Simpson is a very risky play this weekend and should be considered a flex option at best. Patterson's stock is rising in deeper leagues as WR depth, especially if Simpson is suspended at some point this season.

WR | Robert Woods | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said WR Robert Woods (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 11.

Marquise Goodwin likely will receive more targets this week with Woods out of the lineup. Owners should consider Goodwin as a flex option.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said WR Dwayne Bowe will start in the team's Week 11 game even though he was arrested earlier in the week.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back) is participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.


Tight End

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (elbow, foot) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

After suffering concussion early in last week's game, it's a good sign to see him doing anything in the first official practice of the game week. We'll know more about his condition Friday, but for now things are looking positive he'll play Sunday.

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

The Steelers are keeping Miller fresh for the second half of the season. His production has been down this year, but he remains a decent target for Ben Roethlisberger if needed. Consider Miller a flex play.

TE | Julius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Thomas is a must-start.

TE | Jermaine Gresham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

TE | Kellen Winslow | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets TE Kellen Winslow (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Winslow's involvement may be minimal initially upon his return from a four-game suspension, with Jeff Cumberland cutting into his playing time. Don't forget about Winslow, though, but he's a midrange backup TE for the rest of the year.

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Even though Gonzalez did not practice, there is still nothing to indicate he won't play. Still, this one may go right down to the wire on game day.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (leg) said he will start running next week. Daniels is currently on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list.

TE | Brent Celek | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

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